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The City of Sacramento reminds residents and visitors to be safe this July 4th Holiday weekend. Below are a few friendly reminders:
• The City and County of Sacramento require that anybody under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket while in the regions’ waterways.
• Children should be supervised at all times when fireworks are in use; even Safe and Sane fireworks can cause injury. Do not let your children run with sparklers and ensure that they maintain a safe distance from others while handling them to avoid accidental burns. Always have a functioning hose ready to fully extinguish used fireworks.
• And, please do not drink and drive.
Given the historically high volume of calls over the 4th of July Holiday, the Sacramento Fire Department will be adding three additional fire companies into service and two boat companies from July 2 through the 5. In addition, the Sacramento Police Marine Unit will be on the waterways patrolling to make sure everyone has a good but safe time on the river.
In addition, the Sacramento Fire Department’s CERT Team will be at Tiscornia Beach at Discovery Park this 4th of July Holiday weekend loaning out life jackets to anyone who is at the beach from 2 to 5 p.m. This effort is part of the regional free lifejacket use program at participating regional Fire stations.